Sunday, August 11, 2019

Wolfe's Surfboard

While this is a class blog, we just have to acknowledge the AMAZING surfboard piece of art created by our very own, Wolfe!
Wolfe has been chipping away at this at home for a few months, and his effort and talent is so impressive!
Room 1 love it so much, and can't wait to see it up on the wall by the skate ramp.
Amazing job, Wolfe!

Tuesday, July 30, 2019


This term we are reading the book 'Holes' by Louis Sachar. 
Image result for holes louis sachar

We are completing tasks each week during reading time related to the chapters that we have read that week.

There are a whole range of tasks to choose from- art, research, written activities... below are some of the stand out tasks for our week!
By Kayla
By Malo, Tristin, Rori

By Ivy

By Quincee

By Wolfe

By Bay

Tuesday, June 18, 2019


Annihilation... what is it?

Annihilation is a game that we play every morning. We love it! It is a dodgeball style game. Here is how you play.

Aim of the Game: To get players out by throwing the ball at them, while avoiding being hit with another player's ball.

1. The ball must hit you on the full in order to be out
2. When you are out, you must sit down. You get to join back in the game when the person who got you out gets out. (e.g. If Kayla got me out, I sit down and wait until Kayla gets out by another player. Then I get back up)
3. If you catch a ball that someone throws at you, then they are out.
4. You are only allowed to throw balls at people when they are in the designated play area.
5. Players may leave the play area only to fetch a ball.
6. Players are allowed one ball at a time only.

We have varied the game slightly from how we played it at the beginning of the term.
We have added some new rules:
1.  When you are out, you are allowed to throw a ball at someone who is playing (but you can't throw it at the person who got you out). That way you can get back in the game quicker. You are not allowed to move to get a ball and you must stay sitting down.
2. You can join with people to create a 'team'. These people work with you to get out the people you want to target, or they will get out the player that got you out so that you can get back in the game quicker.

Eight weeks of playing and we aren't sick of it yet!

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Sound Effect (Onomatopoeia) Art

We have been reading 'Fing' by David Walliams this term and one thing that we have noticed is that there are a LOT of sound effects throughout the book.

We decided to create some art with a sound effect (onomatopoeia). Our focus was learning to do block lettering.

To do this, we:
- used one square per letter to ensure our letters were the same size
- referred to a block lettering A-Z model to use as a guide

Check out some examples- if you want to see more then come and have a look in class! They look fantastic.

Tuesday, June 4, 2019


Kiaora everyone!

My name is Sophie and I am the new teacher in Room 1 now that Koka Jess is on maternity leave.

The term is absolutely whizzing by... hence the delay in getting a post up!

I'm absolutely loving my time at WBS and in Room 1; they are a fantastic bunch and we have been busy getting to know each other and establish new routines and programmes.

A highlight of the term so far has been our daily fitness- playing a fun game called 'Annihilation' (even if the students do gang up on their teacher!)

Keep checking back on our blog for more regular updates now we're into the swing of things!

Ka kite!

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Welcome to Room 1, 2019

Kia Ora and welcome to Room 1's Class Blog for 2019....

We have had a fantastic start to the year and have made great connections, routines and have a lovely hum within our class already!  We have created our Class treaty and 'signed' our names by designing and decorating our very own waka paddles for our beautifully carved mini waka.  

As a class we have been focussing on our school values of: RESPECT, RESPONSIBILITY and RESILIENCE and what these qualities look like, sound like and feel like in and out of our classroom environment.  

I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know your tamariki and really loved the Ako Tahi evening last week.  A big thank you for the parents that could make it, if you couldn't, please feel free to pop in at anytime to introduce yourself and/or touch base.  Also, remember to come in and see me, or flick me an email should you have any questions or concerns.  I am looking forward to the term ahead.

Koka Jess

ABSENT:  Nathan and Bay

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Turanganui Kapa Haka Festival

Tu mai ra ngā tamariki o te kura ō Wainui ...

Today we performed at the Turanganui Kapa Haka Festival.  We have been preparing for this event for the past few terms.

We looked and sounded AWESOME!!

Room 1 Students ready to take the stage!